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May 19, 2019, 10.24 PM IST
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Department of Telecom to soon settle merger/transfer of licences in M&As

​For Vodafone Idea merger, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular paid DoT a sum of Rs 7,268 crore in July 2018 that was sought as a key condition for approving their merger.

Lenders approve UVARCL proposal to acquire Aircel

Industry watchers say it will be one of the biggest haircuts in a big-ticket insolvency.

DoT panel on scope of 5G trials, experimental spectrum submits report

A DoT source privy to the development said that the report was submitted recently and is currently being examined, but did not divulge details.

Telecom woes: BSNL expects normalcy in liquidity position by September quarter

BSNL Director - Finance, S K Gupta has shot off a letter to all Chief General Managers of telecom circles, flagging the "fiercest ever competition" being faced by the telecom sector.

No MNP fee cut, court dismisses Jio plea

Porting service firms can claim Rs 120 crore dues.

Telco executives make distress call for job switch to new line

The entry of Reliance Jio Infocomm disrupted the market, posing tough challenges for existing players, which resulted in efforts to consolidate.

Tripping Discoms

During nine months of FY19, the losses have widened and cost-revenue gap has increased. Regulators are required to step in to raise tariffs The transmission Losses seen increasing in three quarters of FY19.

Voda Idea may follow Airtel in discarding low-value plans

Vodafone Idea is likely to follow Airtel in scrapping low-value monthly plans to shore up revenue per user.

Trai paper to explore better fibre network capacity in 5G

The government, as part of its recently unveiled national telecom policy, aims to establish a NFA to expand and speed up fibre deployments.

Vodafone Idea board OKs merger of 2 units for better efficiency

Board of Vodafone Idea approves scheme of amalgamation of Vodafone India Digital Limited and Idea Telesystems Limited into the company.

Vodafone's annual loss at 7.6 bn euros, cites loss on disposal of Indian assets post merger

Vodafone's annual loss at 7.6 bn euros, cites loss on disposal of Indian assets post merger

Vodafone had posted profit of about 2.78 billion euros (USD 3.14 billion) in the year ended March 2018.

5G: Trai to consult industry to boost fiberisation

5G: Trai to consult industry to boost fiberisation

“We are preparing a consultation paper on how to enhance fiberisation to help implementation of 5G in the country,” Trai secretary said.

Airtel scraps low-value postpaid plans

Airtel scraps low-value postpaid plans

The Sunil Mittal-led mobile operator has now made Rs 499 the entry price point for its postpaid customers.

Airtel offers HDFC Life Insurance cover with Rs 249 plan

Airtel offers HDFC Life Insurance cover with Rs 249 plan

The recharge would be valid for 28 days and the policy cover would be active in line with the recharge, it added.

COAI, ETSI team up for telecom standardisation

COAI, ETSI team up for telecom standardisation

The MoU was signed by Rajan S Mathews, Director General of COAI and Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI.

RCom lenders likely to claim up to Rs 90,000 crore

RCom lenders likely to claim up to Rs 90,000 crore

The claim will be among the highest demanded from companies that have gone for insolvency.

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